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About Pomillon

3-10 lb
7-12 inches
13-15 years
Not Applicable
Best Suited For
First time dog owners, families with kids and other pets, those living in apartments
intelligent, friendly, sweet-natured, playful
Comparable Breeds
Papillon, Pomeranian
Pomillon Basics

The super-friendly little Pomillon loves kids, other animals and even strangers. This playful little family dog brings together the happy, social nature of the Papillon and the exuberance of the Pomeranian for a truly fun addition to the household.

The friendly little Pomillon blends the super social nature of the Papillon with the exuberance of the Pomeranian.


Because he is considered a Designer Dog, it’s likely the Pomillon first came on the scene in the 1980s when breeders first began crossing various pure-bred dogs in order to create smaller, hypo-allergenic or gentler variations of some of the more popular breeds.


The Pomillon does not qualify to join the American Kennel Club (AKC) because he is not a purebred dog. His parent breeds however are long-time members; the Pomeranian joined their “toy” group back in 1888 while the Papillon joined the same group in 1915.

The Pomillon has a gentle, eager-to-please personality.

Food / Diet

The Pomillon’s activity level needs a superior quality kibble that is nutrient-rich and specifically geared towards his age, size and activity level. Because of his propensity toward joint issues later in life, choose a food that is low in fillers (carbs) that may cause him to over-eat to feel full and become obese. Don’t plan to free-feed him but serve 2 – 3 meals daily and ensure he has plenty of fresh water and healthy treats.


The Pomillon is a great dog for first-time owners because of his willingness to obey commands and make his pet parent happy. A firm, consistent approach is ideal for this dog and patience will be needed as results will come, but gradually. A rewards-based approach with lots of verbal praise and treats will go a long way in getting the results you are seeking.


Your Pomillon will weigh between 3 and 10 pounds.

Temperament / Behavior

Because of his gentle, eager-to-please personality, the Pomillon is an ideal dog for first-time owners and a windfall family pet. He’s known to be sweet-natured, curious and self-sufficient when it comes to playing on his own and keeping “busy”. While he will gladly join in when other dogs begin barking, he isn’t known for his watchdog tendencies and tends to be fine with new faces or strangers.

Common Health Problems

It’s common for mixed-breed or Designer Dogs to be exempt from the health issues that can present with their pure bred parents however it’s always important to know what your new pet can inherit. For the Pomillon, that may include joint issues (particularly with their back legs), vision issues and liver disease.

Life Expectancy

The Pomillon will typically live for between 13 and 15 years.

Exercise Requirements

The Pomillon is an energetic boy but his small size means short daily walks and active playtime can be sufficient to keep him physically fit and mentally stimulated. He has a strong natural instinct to play and this can be satisfied with fun, interactive and puzzle toys.

The Pomillon is a great dog for first-time owners because of his willingness to obey commands.

Recognized Clubs

Also known as the Paperanian and Pappom, the Pomillon is recognized by the the Dog Registry of America, Inc. (DRA) American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), Designer Breed Registry (DBR), Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC) and the International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR).


The Pomillon’s long, thick double-coat sheds surprisingly little throughout the year however can become heavy during the usual shedding seasons of Spring and Fall. Brushing 3 to 4 times a week will keep his fur in check and his coat tangle-free. Professional grooming is needed periodically to keep his coat looking its best and because small dogs can run into dental issues, daily brushing should be an important part of his maintenance regimen.


The Pomillon puppy is a natural fiend for playing and this makes him a fun little pet for children. Because of his propensity for joint issues later in life, any handling of his little dog should be supervised and walks monitored to ensure he is not over-exerted.

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Mary Simpson
Mary Simpson

Sharing space with three seriously judgy Schnoodles and a feline who prefers to be left alone. #LivingMyBestLife

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